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Edward P. Hordubay

Hordubay – Edward P., 82, Richland, went to be with the Lord on January 15, 2019. Born on March 30, 1936 in Windber, son of Joseph and Irene (Hudaky) Hordubay. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill and Jim, and sister-in-law, Kay Palya Petro. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Betty Jane (Palya) Hordubay; children, Edward Paul Jr., married to the former Patricia Stormer, Kissimmee, FL and Jean M., wife of Nathan Hernandez, Chester, VA, Jon C., Johnstown; grandsons, John Paul, Tampa, FL and Bradley Hernandez, Chester, VA; siblings, Joe (Dottie), Glencoe, MD, and Irene (Jim) Hillen, Mt. Airy, MD; sisters-in-law, Irene Hordubay, Pittsburgh, Joanne (Chuck) Marginot, Venice, FL, and Berniece (Pete) Yelovich, Central City, PA; brother-in-law, Andy (Zelda) Palya, Gilbert, PA and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed was a 1954 graduate of Windber High School, where he made All State for offense and defense as a Windber Rambler. Later he graduated from NC State University, where he earned a Degree in Textile Chemistry. While attending NC State University he was a member of the 1957 Wolf Pack that won the Atlantic Coast Conference. Ed was a US Army Captain serving during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Allied Chemical as a Textile Chemist and later at Beckman Instruments as a Consultant. Ed later became self-employed in the insurance investment field. Ed retired from Capital Financial Company, where he was a partner with his life-long friend, Ralph Facciani. In his later years, he was inducted into the Windber Hall of Fame. He was an avid sports and NASCAR fan. Ed loved his family and will be remembered for his quick wit and intelligence. At. Ed’s request, there will be no public viewing. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date to be announced. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. The family suggests contributions be directed to the Windber Stadium in C/O Windber Letterman’s Club, 605 Sugar Maple Drive, Windber, PA 15963 in memory of Edward. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.

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I'm truly sorry for all the pain I brought your Jean. I am ashamed I didn't keep my end of our deal I am so sorry. I hope to see you in Heaven and I hope you will forgive me. I've never stopped thinking of our deal and how I failed you.

Jim Apr 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Hordubay

Jim Apr 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Hordubay

Your "best" daughter Jan 27 2019 12:00 AM

Condolences - will miss Ed. We were classmates since fourth grade and shared many of the fun things of growing up in Windber. Will remember you as the best lineman to come out of Windber and there were a lot of good ones. I'll miss our sessions at Panara Bread solving the worlds problems. I'll miss these times together - till we meet again good buddy, Ralph

Ralph and Catherine Facciani Jan 24 2019 12:00 AM

joe was the first boy I danced with at a dance at windber hi. I was so nervous but my friends egged me on. there I was 5 ft.2 in. tall and himreally tall. I didn't no how to dance but neither did he. that's how I remember Joe. so sorry for your loss. Great man.

Martha Purelli Jan 23 2019 12:00 AM

Betty and family so sorry to hear of the passing of Eddie he was a favorite cousin, last talked to him when mom died in April, thinking of you, love Laura Marie Hordubay Costello n family.

Laura Costello Jan 20 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Betty and Family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences.
We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
God bless.

Regis Endler and Pat Vaneman Jan 20 2019 12:00 AM


BARBARA CASSADY Jan 19 2019 12:00 AM

Ed was a great guy. We worked together one summer for Berwind-White. Our Boss was
Sewell Oldham. We had a good time, and Ed helped to make it a fun filled experience.
My condolences to the Hordubay family. He will be missed at our reunions.

Andy Hovanec Jan 19 2019 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to you and your family. Ed and I played tennis on Sunday mornings in Windber. Our mutual friend was Fr. Leonardis. Sorry for your loss. Bob and Chris Rubal

Bob and Chris Rubal Jan 19 2019 12:00 AM

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